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What does Scottish Ceilidh share with Chinese Hanfu and Mongolian dance cultures

In October 2023 we welcomed our new dance artists-in-residence Lingqiao Hong and Yingzhou Xie. Their residency is part of our ongoing partnership with Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh which enables graduate students in Dance Education and Science to undertake their formal placement at Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland. … Continued

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Visitor Services Manager, Scottish Storytelling Centre

Title: Visitor Services Manager, Scottish Storytelling Centre Salary: £29,033 – £32,025 per annum Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours per week on a rota Closing date: Monday 29 January, 12:00pm Reference number: 05/24 Overview An exciting opportunity to head up the Visitor Services team at a vibrant visitor attraction and arts venue in central Edinburgh. The role includes aspects of arts administration, … Continued

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Joint statement from Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of their intention to ratify the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is a tradition, practice, or living expression of a group or community. This can include oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, … Continued

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Donald Smith receives the Hamish Henderson Award for Lifetime Service to Traditional Arts

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that former CEO Donald Smith has been awarded the Hamish Henderson Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Traditional Music and the Arts at this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. The award celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to the traditional arts … Continued

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Fair Saturday Ceilidh House

* Did you know that Fair Saturday is a global mobilisation that creates a positive social impact and provides an empathetic response to Black Friday. It brings artists and performers together from all over the world to create a celebration of culture and community. We are delighted that Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and TRACS … Continued

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Week Two Highlights of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival – runs until 29 Oct 2023

There’s still 7 days to go before this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s (13-29 Oct) packed programme of over 125 events draws to a close. In Edinburgh, and all across Scotland, in village halls, pubs, cafes, and public parks, stories connected to this year’s festival theme ‘Right To Be Human,’ are being shared by local … Continued

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Mental Health takes a Prominent Role in this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival Programme

It’s World Mental Health Day and with just a few days to go until the doors open for this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival (13-29 Oct) we’re taking the opportunity to highlight some of the events that are themed around mental health and wellbeing, as part of a packed programme of over 125 events.  In … Continued

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Time for Another Story?

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s (13-29 Oct) new podcast series Another Story is the festival’s first ever podcast series. It includes six insightful and entertaining episodes featuring some of this year’s festival performers telling their favourite stories, and discussing this year’s festival theme ‘Right To Be Human’ chosen to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the … Continued

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Family Storytelling Events for the October School Holidays

With the October school holidays coming up next month, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s 2023 programme is packed with family events suitable for all ages. This year’s theme explores our Right To Be Human, and celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Over the two-weeks of the festival (13-29 Oct) children … Continued

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Elegies

* Elegies is the first dance adaptation for the screen and stage of Hamish Henderson’s series of poems Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica, specifically curated to premiere as part of the 34th edition of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival at Edinburgh’s Scottish Storytelling Centre on 11 November 2023 and available to tour thereafter. * … Continued

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